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Reports trace spring contamination to two Western Slope gas companies

The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent Wednesday, piggybacking on reporting by the Denver Post on Sunday, revealed a private consulting firm in Littleton narrowed down the...

More fodder for FRAC Act backers as Pa. officials shut down...

State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials in Pennsylvania have ordered Texas-based Cabot Oil and Gas to stop all hydraulic fracturing activities in Susquehanna...

EPA: Chemicals in water might be result of fracking

Federal environment officials investigating drinking water contamination near the ranching town of Pavillion, Wyo., have found that at least three water wells contain a chemical used in the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing. Scientists also found traces of other contaminants, including oil, gas or metals, in 11 of 39 wells tested there since March.

New state senator Whitehead don’t need no stinking press secretary

His name is Bruce Whitehead. He has been a civil servant in the Colorado Water Resources Division for 25 years. He declared himself a...

Oil-and-gas director says state AG may have to decide drilling setback...

A potentially precedent-setting fight over how close natural gas drilling should come to homes in the Western Slope community of Battlement Mesa may ultimately be decided by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, according to the director of the state’s oil and gas conservation commission.

COGCC director: Unnecessary FRAC Act would spread staff too thin

DENVER — When it comes to the safety of hydraulic fracturing-- the “stimulating” of natural gas wells with high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals to free up more gas-- Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director David Neslin argues the state has it covered.

DeGette, Polis introduce FRAC Act aimed at closing hydraulic fracturing ‘loophole’

Using some rather pointed language aimed at Bush administration energy policies in general and former Vice President Dick Cheney in particular, Colorado Rep.’s Diana DeGette, D-Denver, and Jared Polis, D-Boulder, Tuesday introduced the FRAC Act aimed at closing a natural-gas drilling loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act.
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